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August 29, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

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Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

India News / Press Releases on August 29, 2007

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Dera Chief receives temporary reprieve from High Court (Lead: Dera)
Chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, today received an extension of his interim bail by the High Court till it pronounces an order on his anticipatory bail plea in three cases of murder and rape. ANI

Over 50 percent polling recorded in Jamshedpur LS by-election
About fifty per cent voters cast their votes today during the by-election in Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency. ANI

Sketch of Hyderabad blasts suspect released
Four days after the twin blasts rocked Hyderabad killing over 40 people and injuring scores others, police today released sketch of a suspect in the Saturdays bombing. ANI

Sikhs in Delhi protest against new US security law
Hundreds of Sikhs took out a march on Wednesday in the national capital protesting against the United States new airport security measures, which entails scanning of their turban. ANI

Patil gives clean chit to Andhra government in twin blasts
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today gave a clean chit to the Andhra Pradesh Government for any lapses in Saturdays twin blasts in Hyderabad or the way it handled the situation later. ANI

1 dead, dozen injured in Agra violence (Lead: Agra violence)
One person was killed by a stray police bullet, and twelve others injured in rioting triggered by the deaths of four men hit by a truck while returning from Shab-e-Barat, when Muslims pray for the dead. ANI

Ramadoss assures AIIMS doctors to resolve the issue soon
Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday assured students of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that their grievances would be dealt with immediately. ANI

Dalit protestors go on rampage during shut down in Haryana
Dalit protestors went on rampage during a shut down in Haryana on Wednesday, a day after violent mobs clashed with police over the death of a dalit youth. ANI

Centre releases Rs 10 crores interim assistance for Kashmir depot fire victims
The Centre today released an interim assistance of Rupees 10 crores for the families affected by the fire in an ammunition depot in Khundroo in Jammu and Kashmirs Anantnag District. ANI

IAF fares better than Army, Navy in number of women officers
The Indian Air Force (IAF) though has a meagre presence of only seven percent women officers as compared to its total strength, it is still better than the Army and Navy, where women officers constitute only 2.6 and 2.9 percent of the services total strength respectively. ANI

Goa CM requests PM to set up IIM in the state
Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for establishment of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the state. ANI

Gujarats riot victims rue inadequate resettlement
The 2002 religious riots in Gujarat had killed over a thousand people, mostly Muslims. The State and Central government had promised several sops to the victims, but five years down the lane, they still live in squalor. ANI

India and Russia co-developing fifth generation fighter aircraft
A day after Defence Ministry floated the biggest tender to purchase 126 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre today said that talks are on with Russia to co-develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft. ANI

NHRC summons Allahabad officials on killing of Pinto Misra
The National Human Rights Commission has expressed displeasure over the belligerent attitude of authorities in Uttar Pradesh in conenction with the killing of Pinto Misra in Allahabad on September 18, 2006. ANI

NHRC sends notice to police officials in Bihar on thrashing of a chain snatcher
The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Superintendent of Police, Bhagalpur and the Director General of Police, Bihar on an incident where a chain snatcher was severely thrashed by the public and the police. ANI

Decline in infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir: Jaiswal
Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal today said that there has been a decline in infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir in July (95) as compared to the respective months of 2006 (127) and 2005 (175). ANI

Liberhan Commission expected to submit its report by Aug 31
The Liberhan Commission, inquiring into the destruction of the Ram Janma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid structure at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, is expected to submit its report before the government by August 31. ANI

Afzals mercy petition being processed for submission to President
The mercy petition filed before the President by Mohammad Afzal Guru, sentenced to death for his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack case, is being processed in accordance with the prescribed procedure for submission to President Pratibha Patil. ANI

Jaiswal for inquiry into Bhagalpur mob justice incident
Minister of State for Home Affairs Sri Prakash Jaiswal today condemned the incident in which a person was brutally beaten up by the public and was later dragged by a motorbike driven by a policeman in Bihars Bhagalpur District yesterday.Jaiswal said he would ask the State Government to order an inquiry into it. ANI

AIIMS doctors threaten to go on indefinite strike
Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today threatened to go on indefinite strike if the hospital management does not distribute degrees to the pass-outs. ANI

Living happily in Asias highest village in Himachal Pradesh
The 114 residents of Komic in Lahul-Sipti District of Himachal Pradesh, said to be the highest village in Asia, are leading a happy spartan life, and are not too concerned with the lack of development in the area. ANI

Salman Khans bail plea delayed
The Rajasthan High Court today delayed the hearing of the bail plea of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. ANI

Guwahati professors unique bicycle to feature in `Munnabhai MBBS sequel
A professor with a premier institute of technology in Guwahati is an unusually happy man these days, as his specially developed bicycle is all set to feature in a sequel of the Bollywood movie Munnabhai MBBS. ANI

Chinese traditional medicine being tested in space
China Astronaut Research and Training Center doctors have been testing new varieties of traditional Chinese medicine on astronauts, which could help treat ailments like osteoporosis and insomnia, besides improving immunity. ANI

Landslide-hit Kalka-Shimla toy train is back on track
Himachal Pradeshs century-old toy train is back on track after being halted temporarily by landslides. ANI

Construction along Indo-Nepal border hit by traders strike
A month-long strike by traders of building materials has hit construction works in parts of India and Nepal, causing huge losses to both countries. ANI

Politician-militant nexus spells setback for Manipur
The shocking revelation of militants being arrested in the houses of ruling MLAs, has come as a setback to Manipur, which is keen to promote development and prosperity. ANI

Mob fury in Agra, curfew imposed in Nai Ki Mandi and Mantola area
Curfew has been imposed in Agras Nai Ki Mandi and Mantola area following a mob fury after four youths were crushed by a truck last night. ANI

Dalit organisation calls for Haryana and Punjab shutdown
Adi Dharam Samaj, a Dalit organisation gave a call for state-wide shutdown of Haryana and Punjab today to protest against the killing of Dalit leader Rakesh alias Lara. ANI

Dera Sacha Sauda chiefs bail plea hearing today
The Punjab and Haryana High Court will today hear the bail plea of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in connection with murder and rape cases. ANI

Rajasthan High Court to hear Salman Khans bail plea
The Rajasthan High Court will today hear Bollywood actor Salman Khans plea for bail in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. ANI

ISTS Worldwide Develops Kiosk Applications on Verifone MX870
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"Children's Voices Largely Absent at ICAAP8" - PWN+ & World Vision
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Red Herring Names Gameshastra as one of the 100 Most-Promising Private Technology Ventures in Asia
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HCC Wins the SAP ACE 2007 Award
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DVS Launches CENIUM - A World Class Integrated Software Solution for the Hospitality Industry
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Cricket Star Winners Sukhvir Singh and Dinesh Salunkhe Shines in England
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Frost & Sullivan's - "IT Advancements in Healthcare Delivery'' - 2nd Annual Health IT Executive Summit, 2007
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'Do the Kappa' Initiative Launched in Bangalore
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Systime Unveils Oracle Accelerate Solution for Products and Components Manufacturing Industry
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 29, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8945
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8895
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16880

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16550
Sovereign: Rs. 7625
Standard gold: Rs. 9000

Indore Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 8910
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Bhopal Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9150
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16430
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8935
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8280

Bullion Rates on August 29, 2007 for All Major Indian Cities

Bullion prices presented here are indicative and are for general information only. Please check with your Gold Merchant or a local bank for latest and correct prices. All prices are in Indian National Rupees only.

Forex Rates on August 29, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.24 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.06 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 36.04 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of August 2007

Forex Rates presented here are historic data and for indicative purpose only. Please contact your Central Bank, Money Changers, Foreign Exchange Agent or Travel Desk for the correct and accurate convertion rates. Rates here are the closing rates in IST.

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